Humans vs. High Flow

Sanlando Spring viewed from the run Andrew using no-mount configuration Bedrock and bacterial mat specimens collected Artie conducts nitrate analysis Onlookers provide another educational opportunity The peanut gallery The target of today’s activities was Palm and Sanlando Springs. Traps were placed in both springs today in part of an ongoing …

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Remote Control Science

No-mount rig with full face and comms Terrence prepares to dive Rima and Artie communicate with divers Amy analyzes water sample A local park resident watches the action Our first task of the day was to check the crayfish traps installed in the wells on Wednesday. The traps were placed …

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Science in the Springs

Deployment of a crayfish trap into a well Terrence and Amy evaluate water sample Rima performs water quality analysis Andrew transcribes data from the hydrolab Andrew and Renee prepare to enter Wekiva Florida’s unique geology results in a concentration of springs found nowhere else in the world. However, the biology …

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Hard Rock…Soft Wings

Sampling water using hydrolab at Rock Springs. Beyond gate lies cave entrance to Rock Springs. Andrew donning sidemount equipment. If these wings could talk… Kaibab saves Artie from vicious pool cleaner! Having surveyed most of the existing line in Rock Springs, we turned our attention to the remainder, which consisted …

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Sample! Snorkel! Survey!!

DeLeon Springs State Park Renee and Artie sampling at Rock Springs. Looking for cave entrance at Witherington Springs Terrence prepares to further explore DeLeon Spring Future scientist helps with sampling readings. Curious observers learn about water quality. Terrence, Artie and Renee gathered at 0730 this morning to begin a busy …

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Delightful DeLeon Springs

DeLeon Springs-Cave entrance beneath boil. Visitor’s center and store around the spring. Basin overflow displays a picturesque waterfall. Preparing map documentation for park records. Cave exploration and pancakes…Both are yummy! The target of dive operations today was DeLeon Springs. This spring is located in the town of DeLeon Springs, Florida …

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Rock Springs Rocks!!

Kelly Park Andrew executes a pre-dive survey walk through. A resident anole watches as gear is rigged. Beautiful Rock Springs facing upstream. Terrence and Andrew discuss dive with park staff. Keith Mattson – The Dive Station in Orlando At 0900 we (Andrew, Terrence and Renee) gathered our dive gear ready …

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Walnuts in the Field!

The Walnuts! There was a bear…out in the woods… Natalie reports the temperature at Witherington Soaking the feet after a hard day of work Penelope helps deploy the probe The End.. Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Today we were joined in the field by the Walnuts from the Walden School in …

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